Cape Gazette

Cape Senior League Softball All-Stars down Laurel 12-4

By Dan Cook | Jul 21, 2014
Photo by: Dan Cook Cape's Elissa Leach goes yard with a three run homer during the 12-4 victory over Laurel.

The Cape Senior League Softball All-Stars defeated Laurel 12-4 July 17 to advance in the losers' bracket of the 2014 District 3 All-Star Tournament, but forfeited to Woodbridge 7-0 July 18 as they lost numerous players to previous commitments.

Rylee Shockley went four innings on the mound, registering three strikeouts and scattering seven Laurel hits while giving up four runs. Riley Shields came into the game in the bottom of the fifth and struck out four and gave up one hit.

Cape was led from the plate by Elissa Leach, who delivered a three-run homer. Rylee Shockley was 3-for-5, while Shannon Lord batted 2-for-5 with a single and a double, and Kelly Gooden and Hannah Jones both went 2-for-5. Jordyn Virden went 1-for-2 and was hit by a pitch while Kaisey Reed took two for the team, getting on base twice via hits by the pitcher.

Cape opened the tournament with a 13-inning 3-2 loss to Millsboro Georgetown. After earning its forfeit win over Cape, Woodbridge advanced to the championship round, but lost 14-6 to Nanticoke.


Starting pitcher Rylee Shockley delivers to the plate. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Riley Shields came on in relief to pick up four Ks for Cape. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
First baseman Jordyn Virden snags a fly ball. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape shortstop Hannah Jones delivers with a hit. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape pitcher Rylee Shockley delivers with a hit. Shockley went 3-5 on the day. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Jordyn Virden takes one for the team off her previously injured knee. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Shannon Lord, right, assists Hannah Jones as she prepares for the game. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Hannah Jones gathers in a hot grounder at short. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Shannon Lord sprints to first on one of her two hits. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape right fielder Payton Heck gets the ball in quickly to the cut-off. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
Cape shortstop Hannah Jones throws out a Laurel batter. (Photo by: Dan Cook)
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